Dr. Yuliya Kuzmenko from the Ukraine holds an invasive pike
Holding a Northern Pike captured from an Arizona Lake is Dr. Yuliya Kuzmenko. She and Dr. Timofy Specivy, both scientists from the Ukraine, were hired by the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to work on a collaborative project with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to remove nuisance pike populations from select Arizona lakes. In the Ukraine, mechanical capture methods have crashed Northern Pike populations. Yuliya, a fisheries professor, and Timofy a fisheries researcher and Ukrainian conservation officer, tested both Arizona and Ukrainian methods to control invasive Northern Pike in lakes where they are not wanted.
Scott Bonar, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit